On Tuesday night, July 9th, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of Jon Presnell as Alexander Central High School Women’s Basketball Head Coach. Presnell will fill the position that came open in March after Jonathan Winkler announced his resignation from the position after two seasons at the helm of the program.
Presnell commented “I would like to thank ACHS Principal Gordon Palmer and ACHS Athletic Director Nathan Robinson for allowing me the opportunity to lead the Women’s Basketball program here at Alexander Central. I am grateful for the confidence they have in me to hire me as the next Head Coach. I look forward to the challenge of building a strong basketball program as well as working with everyone involved.”
Presnell and his wife, Jamison, have three children, son Evan, age 15, daughter Averie, age 13, and daughter Ruby Grace, age three. Presnell is employed by Alexander County as the Parks and Recreation Director, a position he has held since March of 2000.
Alexander Central High School Athletic Director Nathan Robinson commented on the hire by saying “I am thrilled with the hiring of Jon Presnell to guide our Women’s Basketball program. Jon is a high character individual with a wealth of basketball knowledge. He has been around basketball pretty much his entire life and I feel that he will do an excellent job helping our young ladies try and reach their potential on the basketball court.”
Robinson also noted that a meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 PM in the school cafeteria for any parents, players, or fans who want to meet Coach Presnell.